Monthly Archives: January 2007

We are infected by a widely spreading virus which requires one shot to cure–UNITY

By Obang Metho Anuak Justice Council What lessons have we Ethiopians learned in 2006? Perhaps more than we realize! I will start with myself. As you all know, I, Obang Metho, am not a member of any political party. As I have said it many times, party membership is not my intention, neither is it […]

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Speech by Prof. Alemayehu G. Mariam at the Ethiopian town hall meeting in Seattle on Jan 28

(Full text of Prof. Al Mariam’s speech in Seattle on January 28, 2007 ) Good afternoon Friends, Ladies and Gentlemen: Welcome to this event honoring special heroes in the struggle for human rights in Ethiopia. Before I introduce our guest speakers today, I would like to ask you to join me in a moment of […]

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FAO Director-General on a Working Vist in Ethiopia

Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO) Dr.Jacques Diouf met FAO-Ethiopia staff on Saturday 27 January 2006 at the FAO Country Office here inEthiopia. On the occasion, he lauded the staff for the remarkable achievement registered so far as well as the excellent relationship developed with the Government of the host country and […]

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Demonstrators vow to keep Little Ethiopia free of agents of tyranny

Los Angeles (AR) 01.20.2007 – Demonstrators, that call themselves “Concerned Ethiopians and Ethiopian Americans in Los Angeles,” angrily shouted slogans when Ethiopia’s Councilor Taye Ezeke Selassie entered the Korean Church at Fairfax Av., Little Ethiopia, to open a town hall meeting he called on Saturday, January 20, 2007. “Leiba, Leiba, Leiba, (meaning thief in Ethiopian […]

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An open letter to all peace loving people regarding the Somalia war

Ethiopian Women for Peace and Development Jan 25, 2007 We, members of the Ethiopian Women for Peace and Development (EWPD) are extremely concerned about the current situation in Somalia and Ethiopia’s involvement. We strongly believe that this war was ill-conceived interference and will have dire consequences both for the peoples of Ethiopia and Somalia. Since […]

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Inquiry Comission West Coast Tour: It’s time for us to say “thank you”

Never was so much owed by so many to so few… How does one thank those who put everything on the line to stand up for justice, truth and the Ethiopian way? How does one express appreciation to those who left their families, friends, neighbors and country to expose the truth about unspeakable crimes committed […]

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Bibliography of Ethiopian writers

Short biographies of Ethiopian Writers (compiled 2005 -2006) in Amharic with photos. Click here – pdf

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Speech by Obang Metho in an Atlanta rally celebrating Martin Luther King Birthday

Mr. Obang O. Metho, Director of International Advocacy, for the Anuak Justice Council (AJC), Speech at Martin Luther King, Jr. 4th Annual Human Rights Symposium, sponsored by Martin Luther King, Africa-African American Renaissance March Committee, at the Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia, January 11, 2007 Good afternoon brothers and sisters. Thank you for inviting […]

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Meles the Janus and the naive leadership of Somaliland

By Mohamed Diriye Abdullahi Hargeisa, Somaliland Many people in Somaliland and especially the leadership have always thought they had a good friend in Meles Zenawi, Ethiopia’s helmsman for life, and that he would assist Somaliland’s quest for recognition when the moment was right. In public, Meles and his advisors have always maintained that the only […]

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A neighbourhood bully or a harbinger of regional stability?

By Kidane Alemayehu The Meles regime invasion of Somalia and the ongoing stabilization process presents an opportunity to make a sober assessment of the prospects for future developments in the Horn of Africa. Essentially, current circumstances clearly indicate that the sub-region is, again, at the crossroads of history: either a move towards a positive outcome […]

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Ethiopians are our natural neighbour but not our natural enemy

By Ali Osman Samater Soon after the collapse of the dictatorial military regime of Siad Barre in January 1991 the Somali people went through a long, anarchic and painful agony, caused by clan-based warlords mainly in the south of Somalia. This historical phase came to an end in June 2006 when the Union of Islamic […]

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The New American Century and Growing Doubts about the Future Effectiveness of the United Nations

Who Needs the United Nations More? Everyone in the developing world and even a good number of Europeans are convinced that the United States today poses a great, incalculable danger to world peace. The peace of developing nations is more in danger than at any time since the end of the Second World War, and […]

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The Jackal, the Hyena and the King of Beasts in Somalia

By Mohamed Diriye Abdullahi Hargeisa, Somaliland When the Americans went to Mogadishu in 1992, they thought pacifying it would be a piece of cake: they had the personnel, the armor and the financial resources. They also had a false of sense of confidence in themselves and brushed aside all the advice for caution coming from […]

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Turmoil in the Ethiopian armed forces continues: More firing of officers anticipated

It is to be remembered that last November, Ethiopia’s dictator Meles Zenawi fired several high-ranking military officers, including General Alemeshet Degife of the Air Force, and Generals Kumera Assefa and Asamenew Tsige of the Army. By some estimate, close to 12,000 members of the armed forces–all or most of them Oromo and Amhara–have been fired, […]

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Lessons from the Downfall of US-Supported Dictators

By Maru Gubena As will be clear in the following paragraphs, the cardinal foundation of US foreign policy is its own multiple and complex interests. It might, therefore, not be wrong to assume that the views and disillusionment expressed by some Ethiopians towards current US policy towards Ethiopia, and its close ties with the unelected […]

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Poof! The Magic Jihadist!

By Alemayehu G. Mariam In the 1979 animation adventure, Puff the Magic Dragon and the Land of Living Lies, the Dragon takes a little girl called Sandy, who has a vivid imagination and lies a lot to escape the problems of her troubled home, to the Land of the Living Lies, where she meets such […]

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